I have been a regular annual visitor to Elie Golf Club since 1995 and have extolled it as the most enjoyable golf course in the world. Thank you, Sean Fairholm, for bringing back so many wonderful memories, but I would respectfully point out two omissions in your article (“Driving blind,” September 11 GGP).
You did not mention the beauty of playing from the 11th tee, with the sound of the waves lapping some 10 feet or so behind you, and you did not mention the majesty of the 13th, which I have been informed that Tom Watson labeled the best par-4 in Scotland.
The recent reader submission on the number 6 and the Ryder Cup was interesting in a far-fetched way and demonstrates when a person has too much time on his hands (“It’s Your Honor,” September 11 GGP).
The number 6 has a more personal reason for me. The number 6 is anathema to me on my scorecard. And a 7 has me doubling or tripling my exasperation with golf.
I invoke the capriciousness of the “golf god” and his ways rather than the 666 devilish personality.
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